Definitions for: Messenger

[n] a person who carries a message

Webster (1913) Definition: Mes"sen*ger, n. [OE. messager, OF. messagier, F.
messager. See Message.]
1. One who bears a message; the bearer of a verbal or written
communication, notice, or invitation, from one person to
another, or to a public body; specifically, an office
servant who bears messages.

2. One who, or that which, foreshows, or foretells.

Yon gray lines That fret the clouds are messengers
of day. --Shak.

3. (Naut.) A hawser passed round the capstan, and having its
two ends lashed together to form an endless rope or chain;
-- formerly used for heaving in the cable.

4. (Law) A person appointed to perform certain ministerial
duties under bankrupt and insolvent laws, such as to take
charge og the estate of the bankrupt or insolvent.
--Bouvier. Tomlins.

Syn: Carrier; intelligencer; courier; harbinger; forerunner;
precursor; herald.

Messenger bird, the secretary bird, from its swiftness.

Synonyms: courier

See Also: bearer, conveyer, conveyor, dispatch rider, errand boy, herald, messenger boy, process-server, runner, traveler, traveller, trumpeter

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